The National Association of Graduate Teachers (NAGRAT) as the country observes workers Day has urged the government to consider increasing the salary of workers including public teachers amid the economic hardship.
Speaking in an interview with the Accra-based Citi FM monitored by Educationweb.com.gh, the President of NAGRAT, Angel Carbonu said a 15 to 20 percent salary increment will help the teachers in the midst of covid.
“When it comes to food items, our wives and our sisters and our mothers will tell you that prices of these commodities have all shot up in the market.,” the NAGRAT’s Angel Carbonu told Citi 97. 3 FM.
According to him, banks in the country his outfit works with have promised them to amend the interest rates, a decision that has been agreed on.
Meanwhile, a Technical Adviser at the Ministry of Finance has said public sector workers including government teachers until 2024 will not get any form of salary increment adding that “the country is broke.”
Dr. Samuel Nii Noi Ashong at a commerce meeting said the financial status of the country for the next few years will not permit the government to increase the income of government workers including public teachers.